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This report includes the proceedings of a hearing held before the before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means to discuss federal and State promotion of marriage. It begins with a discussion on the negative impact of single parenting on children, the appropriate role of the federal government in marriage promotion, and the need to remove marriage penalties in public benefit programs. Testimony then highlights the success of federally funded State initiatives in Arizona and Oklahoma to promote marriage and family formation. Statements are included from: Representative Mark Anderson from the Arizona House of Representatives; Theodora Ooms from the Center for Law and Social Policy; Kathryn Edin from Northwestern University; Patrick F. Fagan from the Heritage Foundation; Michael J. and Harriet McManus from Marriage Savers; David Popenoe from the National Marriage Project; Laurie Rubiner from the National Partnership for Women and Families; Cabinet Secretary Jerry Regier of the Oklahoma Health and Human Services; and Eugene Steuerle from the Urban Institute.